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<glsa id="200704-13">
<title>File: Denial of Service</title>
A vulnerability has been discovered in file allowing for a denial of
<product type="ebuild">file</product>
<announced>April 17, 2007</announced>
<revised>September 17, 2007: 02</revised>
<package name="sys-apps/file" auto="yes" arch="*">
<unaffected range="ge">4.21-r1</unaffected>
<vulnerable range="eq">4.21</vulnerable>
file is a utility that identifies a file format by scanning binary data
for patterns.
Conor Edberg discovered an error in the way file processes a specific
regular expression.
<impact type="normal">
A remote attacker could entice a user to open a specially crafted file,
using excessive CPU ressources and possibly leading to a Denial of
Service. Note that this vulnerability could be also triggered through
an automatic file scanner like amavisd-new.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All file users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose &quot;&gt;=sys-apps/file-4.20-r1&quot;</code>
<uri link="">CVE-2007-2026</uri>
<metadata tag="requester" timestamp="Wed, 11 Apr 2007 22:06:47 +0000">
<metadata tag="bugReady" timestamp="Thu, 12 Apr 2007 13:54:28 +0000">
<metadata tag="submitter" timestamp="Fri, 13 Apr 2007 12:18:04 +0000">